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Pass accuracy

FIFA, 10 May 2022

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The first part of the session is a passing and finishing exercise where two teams compete against each other. The session then moves on to an activity that demands accuracy to succeed. The last part of the session is a game involving three teams playing on three goals.

Warm-up: Passing and finishing

Organisation

  • Organise players into small teams of 6-8 and make up a relay course
  • The players can be in lines or patterns and you can choose different ways for them to send and receive the ball, with the last player always shooting into a goal
  • Players keep switching positions so that they all get the chance to shoot and score
  • Be creative, adapt to the players' abilities and make it a race to keep it fun and exciting

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Keep the players close together and allow them to throw and catch the ball

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Increase the distance between players
  • Add extra balls or make the challenge more difficult
  • Add goalkeepers from other teams to try and stop the ball

Great questions to ask the players

  • Can you work together as a team?
  • Can you take great care in making sure the last player scores in the goal?
  • Can you race the other teams and make lots of noise when you finish?

Safety Points

  • Create a safe space to play 

Skill development: Touch the cones

Organisation

  • Organise an outer circle for 8-10 players and an inner circle that contains some targets/cones. Ask for two or three volunteers to protect the targets and the players on the outside have to see how long it takes them to knock them all down
  • The players take turns to have a go at protecting the cones, and the winners are those who protect them for the longest!

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Only one player protects the cones
  • The players on the outside roll the ball to start with

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Increase to three players protecting the ball/cones/targets
  • The players have to kick/pass the ball to hit the targets

Great questions to ask the players

  • When you are defending the cones, can you stay on your toes and keep looking all the time?
  • When you are attacking, can you try to shoot when the defender is not looking?

Safety Points

  • The players should try to keep the ball on the ground
  • Create a safe space to play

Game application: 4v4v4, 3 goals, no goalkeepers

Organisation

  • Organise three teams of 4-5 players; you can have uneven teams if needed
  • Each team defends its own goal and tries to score in the other two
  • All players play at the same time, so they compete against two other teams

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • You can play with more than one ball

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Each team can have a goalkeeper

Great questions to ask the players

  • Can you try to play as a team?
  • Can you identify the other two goals that you need to score in?
  • Can you try to defend your own goal?

Safety Points

  • Create safe zones between other pitches if you have them

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